Oursourcing giant Atos will be providing infrastructure and datacentre services to the NATIONAL-BANK AG in Germany under a new deal that will last five and a half years. The value is not being disclosed. The bank is based in Essen.
Atos will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the Internet and application servers. It will also develop and customise security solutions to help the bank comply with all regulations during the contract.
“Thanks to this collaboration with Atos, we benefit from a secure, high-performance and trouble-free operation of our data center infrastructure. The management of our applications deliberately stays in-house. Our IT department is therefore prepared for upcoming challenges and also a company of our size can benefit from scale effects”, says Thomas Stephan, Head of banking operations from NATIONAL-BANK.
NATIONAL-BANK’s existing IT landscape will be transferred to Atos’ European mainframe hub data centers in Frankfurt am Main. These datacenters offer state-of-the-art infrastructure and meet the highest requirements for safety, power supply and cooling as well as the legal high-availability requirements necessary for financial service companies.
“In our European Mainframe Hub in Frankfurt, we have focused on using the latest Mainframe technology for our European customers. We have built core competencies in the infrastructure operations of Core Banking Systems and can thus further grow our market share. We are pleased to accompany the NATIONAL-BANK in its digital transformation“, says Winfried Holz, CEO at Atos in Germany.